Carlos Carvajal

Director Emeritis of Peninsula Ballet Theater and Co-Artistic Director of San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, Mr. Carvajal has been teaching at CCB since 2006.  He is an internationally known choreographer of more than 200 works for ballet, opera and television.  Carvajal began his dancer career with the Christenses of San Francisco Ballet, after which he traveled to Europe.  He danced with International Ballet of Marquis de Duev, Theater der Freine Hansastadt Bremen, Theater de Bordeaux and Ballet Nuevo Mundo de Caracas.  After ten years abroad, Carvajal returned to the San Francisco Ballet as Ballet Master and Associate Choreographer.  In 1970, he founded and directed the San Francisco Dance Spectrum.  In 1986 he received the Isadora Duncan Award, for A Lifetime of Significant Work, and received the Critics Circle Award in 1990.